We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Sept 29, 2022)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight: The Importance of Mammograms
  • Talk Shop With a Doc – A Conversation with Dr. Casey Whale

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Stormont Vail Health is involved in a number of initiatives to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and to support awareness and prevention efforts. Here are details:

  • Race Against Breast Cancer – 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday at Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee. The 31st annual event will raise funds to provide no cost mammograms through RABC. Tiffany Criss, Medical Imaging, is the chair of this year’s event and Stormont Vail Health is a sponsor. For more information, go to the RABC website.
  • Washburn University’s “Pink Out” game to raise breast cancer awareness will be at 4 p.m. Saturday when the Ichabods take on the Emporia State University in Yager Stadium. Stormont Vail is a sponsor of the game and our community engagement team will be providing breast cancer awareness materials to attendees.
  • Give Breast Cancer the Boot will be back through October as Stormont Vail teams raise additional funds for Race Against Breast Cancer to provide no cost mammograms. Spearheaded by Connie Wagers, “boot” posters are available to track donations made to RABC and to recognize breast cancer survivors. Contact Connie Wagers for more information or to obtain a boot poster.
  • Team members may wear pink breast cancer awareness shirts on Fridays during the month of October.
  • Participants of Stormont Vail Health’s “Walk With a Doc” on Saturday, Oct. 15, are invited to wear pink to support those who have had breast cancer. The walk, with Mehmood Hashmi, M.D., Connie Wagers and the Medical Imaging team, will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 on the east side of Washburn University by Lee Arena.

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight – The Importance of Mammograms

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is an important time to talk about education resources at Stormont Vail Health, and the support that we offer our patients. Dr. Brandon Weckbaugh discusses the importance of getting your mammogram and other prevention measures on tonight’s “To Your Health” segment on WIBW-TV, Channel 13. We’ll also hear from one of Dr. Weckbaugh’s patients, Jodi Sturgeon, who we met last year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, she has become a grandmother, turned 50, and is responding extremely well to treatment and follow up care. The “To Your Health” segment will air at 10 p.m. and will typically repeat at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Fridays on 13 News This Morning and be posted on

Talk Shop with a Doc – A Conversation with Dr. Casey Whale

Before becoming a doctor, Dr. Casey Whale, the most recent doctor to join our Cotton O’Neil Orthopedics & Sports medicine team, worked as a mechanic in an auto repair shop for seven years. He has seen firsthand the similarities of cars to the human body.

“There is definitely a correlation between auto mechanics and orthopedics,” Dr. Whale said with a smile. “At the heart of it, you’re taking something that’s broken or worn down and restoring it back to proper function.”

Dr. Whale, featured in a new blog on the Stormont Vail website, is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in both primary total knee and primary total hip reconstruction, treating a variety of issues ranging from deformities within the joints to arthritis and infection. In addition to reconstructive surgery, Dr. Whale treats other common orthopedic injuries such as fractures and dislocations.

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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